Mrs. Mary Leona (Taylor) Oudsema, age 73, passed away Thursday, June 16, 2022. She was born on September 12, 1948, to Wilford and Jenola (Ross) Taylor in Muskegon, Michigan. After graduating from Muskegon High School she was the first in her family to go to college, earning her degree in social work from Grand Valley State College and launching her career of helping others, especially women and children in need.
Mary was blessed with two children, Peter (Courtney) Oudsema of Troy and Emily Oudsema of Muskegon. Her greatest pride and joy were her grandsons, August "Gus" and Griffin. Mary is also survived by her big brother, Carl Taylor, of Laporte, Indiana and numerous nieces and nephews to whom she was a guidepost, inspiration, and friend.
She was preceded in death were her parents, sister Barbara, for whom she was a bone marrow donor, brother Robert, and her dearest friend Marjorie.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday 23rd of June, 2022 from 12:00 PM- 1:30 with a luncheon immediately following services.
Thursday, 23rd of June, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Clock Funeral Home - Muskegon.
MEMORIAL: Harbor Hospice Foundation.
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We are thinking of you during this difficult time.Peaceful White Lilies Basket was purchased for the family of Mary Leona Oudsema by Love, Steve, Jen, Marilyn and Bob Walters.
We love you and your memories will live on!Sweetest Sunrise Bouquet was purchased for the family of Mary Leona Oudsema by Denise, Diana , Carl,, Carl Lee and our families. A tree was also planted in memory of Mary Leona Oudsema
I tried to find something that looks like Tom Selleck would send. We love you endlessly, Emily.Full Of Love Bouquet was purchased for the family of Mary Leona Oudsema by HLM and Crew.
Sending you love and light, Emily. Your mom was a wonderful woman and also raised one.
Sending our deepest condolences. Wishing you love of friends and family, strength for today, and memories to forever hold on to. Heavenly Light was purchased for the family of Mary Leona Oudsema by Tribute Store.
Hugs to you, Em. Love you....P
Emily and Pete- I hope you both always feel the love of your mother and carry it with you. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.Medium Dish Garden was purchased for the family of Mary Leona Oudsema by Tribute Store.
Pete and Emily, I unfortunately know the pain you are feeling at this most difficult time. It will ease as time goes on, but it will never go away. Keep fond memories in your mind and she will always be with you. Aunt Mary., My heart is broken. As the Bone Marrow donor for Mom, you gave us 13 more years with our Mom, a debt that could never be repaid. I love you and you will with me forever. Rest in Peace, Love Kevin